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Everybody Wins!

 

Everybody Wins! lunchtime literacy and mentoring program pairs elementary school students with volunteers from local companies and community organizations to share lunch, conversation, and good books. Each week during lunchtime, Everybody Wins! students meet with their mentors, called Reading Buddies, to spend time reading and exploring books together.

 

Throughout the year, the students look forward to spending time with their Reading Buddies and benefit from the encouragement of a caring adult and opportunity to read stories together, while mentors enjoy sharing their love of books with the children. At the end of each school year, parents, families, mentors and students come together to celebrate the student’s accomplishments! In the 2012-2013 school year, 174 pairs at Pittsburgh Faison in Homewood, Pittsburgh King in the North Side, Pittsburgh Phillips in the South Side and Pittsburgh Weil in the Hill District read over 4,300 books together!
 
Interested in becoming a reading mentor? Visit our volunteers page!